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Trump slams obstruction of justice story on Twitter

Also unclear was whether the president's comment confirming he was under investigation was based on direct knowledge or media reports that Mueller is examining whether the president obstructed justice by firing Comey last month. Pence headed the Trump transition until Inauguration Day. Sad!" he wrote . "Despite the phony Witch Hunt going on in America, the economic & jobs numbers are great. Read More »

Heslam: Capitol Police on the scene did themselves proud

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That mood changed quickly Thursday, a day after House Majority Whip Steve Scalise , R-La., two Capitol Police officers and two others were shot by an assailant on an Alexandria, Va., baseball field. The Senate Historical Office referred a reporter's questions about congressional security to a recent story by another publication. But then I'm seeing the shots hitting the dirt around them. Read More »

Divorce bill focus of Brexit talks on Monday

Pressed on reports of secret talks between Cabinet ministers and Labour MPs, Mr Gove said the two parties had a "similar" position on Brexit and the reality of the hung parliament meant the Government would have to "work with everyone". Brussels has insisted talks on the so-called divorce, taking in issues including the fee the United Kingdom will have to pay to sever its ties, must make sufficient progress before any discussion on a future trade agreement could begin. Read More »

Iran says it has killed mastermind of twin Tehran attacks

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Iran said in addition to dozens of detained suspects, all the ISIS attackers had been killed. The ministry said the group returned to Iran in the summer of 2016 to carry out terrorist operations in religious places, and escaped when authorities broke up their cell. Read More »

Vowing to return, Rodman wraps up low-key Pyongyang visit

The contrast of the black Cincinnati night sky, combined with Lunken Airport airport's bright spotlights, made it almost impossible to see anything that was happening as medical personnel carried Warmbier's limp body down the plane's steps, says Reuters photographer Bryan Woolston. Read More »

Ireland's First Openly Gay Prime Minister Formally Takes Office

Today is the day that Ireland will have a new Taoiseach , after six years under the leadership of Enda Kenny . "He represents a modern, diverse and inclusive Ireland and speaks for them like no other, an Ireland in which each person can fulfill their potential and live their dreams", Kenny said prior to the vote. Read More »

Play ball! GOP, Dems to battle as 1: Team Scalise

A congressional aide, a lobbyist and one police officer were also shot before police killed the gunman . Republicans and Democrats fight for bragging rights Thursday in the annual Congressional Baseball game as one unit - Team Scalise. Read More »

London fire death toll hits 30, but dozens missing

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We owe that to the families, to the people who have lost loved ones, friends, and the homes in which they lived". The area surrounding the council-owned tower has been plastered by desperate relatives with pictures of the missing, from grandparents to young children, and large numbers of volunteers were assisting survivors. Read More »

Trump thrusts US, Cuba back toward hostile relations - Western Mass News - WGGB/WSHM

But the changes still leave numerous past president's changes in place."I am cancelling the last administration's completely one-sided deal with Cuba", Trump said. "We're receiving 10 times the emails we were this morning", Tom Popper, president of travel agency InsightCuba, which organises legal group tours of the tourism-restricted island, said on Friday. Read More »

Fate of program to protect young immigrants still undecided

The statement about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals was included at the end of an announcement of the cancellation of a related Obama program, Deferred Action for Parents of Americans, which would have protected the immigrant parents of USA citizens. Read More »

U.S. officer acquitted over shooting of black motorist

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Minutes later, she spoke outside of the courthouse saying, "I am so disappointed in the state of Minnesota". "My son loved this city, and this city killed my son". I told him to get his hand out!' The city said the terms of the separation will be negotiated. Philando Castile's killer, police officer Jeromino Yanez, was acquitted of manslaughter and two counts of unsafe discharge of a firearm on Friday. Read More »

Special counsel reviewing whether Trump obstructed justice

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Mr Comey told a Senate hearing last week that he believed he was sacked "because of the Russian Federation investigation", being carried out by special counsel Robert Mueller . They will also seek information from retired NSA Deputy Director Richard Ledgett , the source said, because Ledgett wrote a memo documenting some of Rogers' conversations with Trump. Read More »

London inferno toll now 30, set to rise even further

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Speaking at a briefing, Met Police Commander Stuart Cundy said the recovery operation could take weeks, as in investigation headed by the Met starts in earnest. Both Prime Minister May and Labour opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn visited the site on Thursday, with May calling for a full inquiry into the blaze. Read More »

McIlroy trying to make up ground at US Open

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Open opening round. Rory McIlroy sprayed the ball all over the place. "So it's just nice to see it come along at the right time". Meanwhile, Graeme McDowell is also in the midst of his second round and is now one shot clear of Dunne on 3-over but also sitting outside the cut mark. Read More »

Minn. officer acquitted in fatal shooting of Philando Castile

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The police department fired the officer who fatally shot Philando Castile Friday, the same day that a jury cleared him of all manslaughter charges. Castile's mother yelled an expletive the moment the verdict was read. Castile was driving with his girlfriend and a young child when he was pulled over by police for a busted taillight, a routine traffic stop that should have gone smoothly and resulted in a warning or a minor citation at most. Read More »

Trump confirms he is being investigated over Comey firing in tweet

Mueller has the authority to investigate whether Trump tried to obstruct justice which is a potentially impeachable offence. The new tweets are the latest in a week of angry social media responses from the president over a report by the Washington Post that Mr Mueller was looking into whether Mr Trump obstructed justice. Read More »

Trump announces new Cuba policy to cut USA business, tourism

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Additionally, the announced changes include an exception that will allow for transactions incidental to the sending, processing, and receipt of authorized remittances to the extent they would otherwise be restricted by the new policy limiting transactions with certain identified Cuban military, intelligence, or security services. Read More »

Expert warns of risks in Ireland in wake of London fire

While the cause of the blaze has not been officially identified, residents had been complaining about conditions in the building since it was remodeled in 2016, but were rebuffed. Speaking to Paul Ross of Talk Radio, she added: "I could see kids on top of the building, about six kids all together along". Dozens of police officers held back booing crowds and broke up scuffles as her auto drove off from a local church, where she had met survivors, residents and volunteers and promised new ... Read More »

Anger mounts in London after tower blaze death toll hit 30

Images have emerged purporting to show the charred insides of a tower block ravaged by a devastating fire. "They need answers", said the area's newly-elected MP Emma Dent Coad. The Guardian newspaper reported Friday that Omnis Exteriors supplied the aluminum composite material used in the cladding. Organisers estimated at least 1,400 were involved, with many waving placards. Read More »

USA refuse to sign G7 pledge on 'irreversible' Paris climate accord

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Jun 12 France said today that the global fight against climate change was irreversible and could even be accelerated, despite Donald Trump's decision to pull the United States out of the Paris accord on carbon emissions. Trump announced his decision earlier this month, prompting concern in numerous remaining 194 signatories of the historic agreement. "Good, we're for that", Brown said in a speech closing out his trip at Tsinghua University in Beijing on 8 June. Read More »

Conrad Roy III's family breaks their silence after Michelle Carter is convicted

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According to AP , Carter cried as the judge explained his reasoning but was "stoic" as he read the verdict. Carter , now 20, was 17 at the time of Roy's death. Judge Moniz called that text from Carter reckless conduct on Friday morning. She was exhausted of his "excuses", she said several times . While legal experts say Carter may have encouraged him to take his own life, they had questioned whether it is enough to secure a conviction under involuntary manslaughter . Read More »

ISIS claims fatal stabbing of Israeli policewoman

Initial reports suggested that three attackers armed with knives and a home-made automatic weapon launched the assaults near the Old City's Damascus gate on Friday evening, before being shot dead. Photographs and video footage from the aftermath of the attack showed the body of an alleged assailant as well as a knife and submachine gun. A spokesman for the movement, Hazem Qassem, said the attack was "proof that the Palestinian people are leading a revolution against the enemy". Read More »

Donald Trump releases financial disclosure

To that point, a required foreign lobbying form filed by Saudi Arabia on May 31 shows the kingdom spent $270,000 on lodging and food at the Trump International Hotel between October 2016 and March 2017. In a statement Friday, the White House said, "President Trump welcomed the opportunity to voluntarily file his personal financial disclosure form; while this filing is voluntary (as no report was due until May 2018), it has been certified by the Office of Government Ethics pursuant to its ... Read More »

Isil leader 'killed in Russian airstrike'

The United States (US)-led military coalition fighting against IS said it could not confirm the death, and several Iraqi officials told Reuters they were skeptical. If the Russians did kill Baghdadi, it would mark a major blow to the militant group , which has watched its territory shrink in the past year. The spokesman for the US-led anti-Isil coalition could not confirm the Russian claim. Read More »

Amazon is Buying Whole Foods

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Groceries are already a fiercely competitive business, with low-priced rivals like Aldi putting pressure on traditional supermarket chains and another discounter, Lidl , opening its first US stores just this week. Headquarters will also stay in Austin , Texas and Amazon says that sourcing trusted vendors for the products that Whole Foods carries will be a continued practice as well. Read More »

Dems, GOP Play Ball In Show Of Solidarity

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Roger Williams , R-Texas, who injured his ankle in the chaos Wednesday and will watch from the third-base coaching box. Griner, Bailey and a third officer, Henry Cabrera, engaged the gunman nearly immediately, and Alexandria Police officers quickly added support upon arriving at the scene, eventually fatally wounding the alleged gunman, identified by federal law enforcement sources to CNN as James Hodgkinson . Read More »

VP Pence Hires Outside Lawyers Regarding Russia Investigation

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Cullen will not be paid with taxpayer money, an aide said. Her first case as a lawyer was helping represent former president Nixon before the Supreme Court protecting his papers. That hasn't stopped Trump from complaining publicly about the probe. Trump ultimately fired Flynn for misleading the vice president. Writer and researcher Sarah Kendzior in late May wrote that Pence "lied about whether Trump had said more countries should have nuclear weapons" and "lied about Trump saying he ... Read More »

Jury for officer who shot Castile ends Day 4 without verdict

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Yanez proceeded to tell him not to reach for it, to which Castile replied that he wasn't. The city will offer Yanez a "voluntary separation agreement" to help him transition to another career, it said . Ploussard wouldn't identify the two holdouts, but says they were not the jury's only two black members. "The public will be best served if Officer Yanez is no longer a police officer in our city", the officials said. Read More »